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No one can question Cyprus-Egypt Exclusive Economic Zone delimitation, says Cairo

No party can question the legitimacy of the delimitation agreement between Egypt and Cyprus, and any effort to undermine the Egyptian sovereignty in its exclusive economic zone in the Eastern Mediterranean is dismissed and will be addressed, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

UNFICYP poised to facilitate dialogue for a mine free Cyprus, UN spokesperson tells CNA

UNFICYP remains poised to facilitate a dialogue between the two sides to develop a road map to a mine free Cyprus, should there be the political will to do so, UN Spokesperson in Cyprus Aleem Siddique has said.

UN expresses support for joint efforts, made by religious leaders, advocating religious freedom

UN Secretary General’s Special Representative in Cyprus and head of UNFICYP Elizabeth Spehar has expressed her support of religious leaders’ joint advocacy efforts for religious freedom, coexistence, peace and reconciliation.

Foreign Ministry issues travel advice for Maldives

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a travel advice for Cypriot citizens who are currently in or are planning to travel to the Maldives, where a state of emergency has been declared, urging them to follow local authorities’ instructions carefully.

Joe Biden assures President Anastasiades he is at his disposal to help; President speaks with King of Jordan

Joe Biden, former USA Vice President, has assured Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades that he is at his disposal for any help he may need. Biden, according to reliable sources, telephoned President Anastasiades to congratulate him on his re-election. Meanwhile, President Anastasiades held a telephone conversation on Tuesday with King of Jordan Abdallah II, who congratulated him on his re-election to the presidency of the Republic.

Foreign Minister Kasoulides officially announces his retirement

Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides announced officially on Wednesday his decision to retire from politics. Kasoulides confirmed to reporters today that on Tuesday he had a meeting with the President to inform him about his decision.

President receives credentials of new Ambassadors

President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades received on Wednesday the credentials of new UAE Ambassador to Cyprus Sultan Ahmed Ghanem Al Suwaidi and India’s new High Commissioner to Cyprus Raghava Krishnaswami Raghavan.

Cypriot doctors stand by their Turkish colleagues

The Cyprus Medical Association has released a letter in support of Turkish doctors arrested because they have disagreed with or condemned the country’s military operation in Afrin, Syria.

Cyprus’ inflation at -0.7% in January

Inflation in Cyprus decreased by 0.7% in January 2018 compare to January 2017, according to a press release issued by the Statistical Service of Cyprus.

Building permits up by 52.6% in January-November 2017

An increase of 52.6% was recorded in the total amount of building permits in the period January-November 2017, while the total area of the permits issued increased by 45.1%. According to figures released by the Cyprus Statistical Office on Tuesday, the number of residential units increased by 41.9%.

Source: Cyprus News Agency